Maia Mitchell Talks Taking on "Deeper" Grown Up Roles After Disney

Maia Mitchell Talks Taking on

Maia Mitchell is all grown up.

The 25-year-old actress got her start on Disney Channel when she catapulted to fame with her starring role as McKenzie in the Teen Beach Movie franchise. Now, in a new interview with InStyle, Maia opened up about leaving her Disney days behind in favor of more adult roles.

Specifically, she discussed taking her Fosters character, Callie, to new places in her spin-off, Good Trouble.

“I definitely, since my Disney days, have made an effort to delve a little deeper,” Maia said. “Good Trouble was another really good opportunity to do that. It was a character that I know really well, but put in a different light. It’s a little more sophisticated, which was exciting. Some of the themes are…I don’t know if they’re dark, but they’re definitely more serious.”

Maia isn’t just growing up on screen though. The actress also talked about what getting older has meant for her in her real life.

“25 has been a really interesting year for me,” she said. “I think it’s when you stop being able to excuse yourself from certain patterns of behavior. And, at least for me, it’s when I’ve really had to question certain decisions I’ve made.”

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